March 22, 2008


Good morning all! Well, I decided I wanted to get Beate's sketch done earlier than usual so I went ahead and did it last night - I loved this sketch, it was fun to play with! I had not broken out my Always Stamp Set yet so I decided I wanted to use that one for this challenge because it has so much in it. I love this set and will need to play with it more - especially that bird! But, for this one, I went with the heart and I am glad I did, I am happy with how this turned out. I was shooting for a little bit of elegance with this one so I decided to use Basic Black card stock for the base, layered that with Real Red card stock, and then Whisper White card stock. I double stitched around the outside two layers, did a single stitch around the inner layer, and then sponged it all in both Basic Black and Real Red classic ink. The image itself is also layered in Basic Black, Real Red, and stamped on Whisper White. All my layers are punched using the Ticket Corner Punch. I also did some stitching around the image layers, again sponging with Basic Black and Real Red Classic Ink. The heart is stamped in Real Red Craft Ink, and embossed using Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder which really makes the image pop (but makes it hard to take a picture, LOL!) For the corners, I used Vintage brads which I love. I added a piece of Real Red grosgrain ribbon and stamped the sentiment on Whisper White card stock in Real Red Classic Ink. I punched it out with my 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch, layered it on Basic Black card stock, which was punched using my 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, and then popped up on dimensionals. That's it! Totally had fun putting this one together as I jammed to some tunes my oldest son downloaded for me. It makes me think of him and smile, knowing he did it because he was thinking of ME - not bad for a teenage boy, huh?!! Well, that's it for me today, I am taking the kids bowling and then preparing food for tomorrow. We are having dinner at my SILs house and everyone will be bringing stuff which makes it nice. So, enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will see you all on Monday when I have something fun to share! Happy Easter!

March 21, 2008


Happy Friday - whoohoo!! This has been a long week with the kids all home clamoring for Spring Break attention - LOL! I don't mind really, I love spending time with them, and we have done some fun stuff! My daughter will actually be off for another week after this one and then, back to school! I decided I was not ready to put Suzie away and since I still had out all my scraps and my stamp set, I made another Sassy Suzie card. This set is too fun, I tell ya! I used a similar color scheme for this one, but pulled out more of the turquoise in the Dp. The base of the card is Creamy Caramel card stock, layered with Really Rust card stock. Then, I layered two pieces of the East Coast Prep Designer Series paper which I punched with my ticket corner punch. All the other paper is punched with my corner rounder punch. The main image is backed in Tempting Turquoise card stock and stamped using Black stazon ink on Whisper White card stock. I did do some paper piercing and stitching around both the image and the outside edges of the card. I colored in the image using my Stampin' Write Markers. The sentiment is stamped on Tempting Turquoise card stock in black stazon, and punched out using my key tag punch. I added a black brad and popped it up on dimensionals. In the top corners, I added my jumbo pewter eyelets (love them!!) and threaded Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon since it is the closest thing I have to Really Rust and I think it actually looks fine. Lastly, I added two build-a-brads which I made using the flip side of the East Coast dp on the card. This is fun set to play with and see myself making lots of cards with it! Enjoy your Friday and your Easter weekend!!!

March 20, 2008


Hi all! Okay, I was sitting in my stamp room last night wondering what set I should break out when *gasp* I realized I had not inked up my Sassy Suzie Set from the Occasions Mini. What was I thinking!!! So, I decided that was the set to use. I totally love this set, I think it is a great light-hearted, total woman set that many of us appreciate! I was so excited to see SU! bring out a set like this - you have to admit, this is different for them but I LOVE IT!!! So, here she is in all her glory!! Isn't she a sassy thing - teehee! I enjoyed making this card, it was fun! Lots of layers too, which I love. The base of the card is Real Rust card stock layered with Creamy Caramel card stock and then the yummy East Coast Prep Designer Series Paper. I have to say, I have bought a LOT of the Dp this catty - it is all so deliciously yummy I cannot help myself!!! Okay, back to the card (focus, Alex!) Susie is layered with Real Rust, Creamy Caramel, and stamped on Whisper White card stock. I faux stitched around each of these pieces and sponged the outside layers with Real Rust classic ink and the inside layer with Creamy Caramel classic ink. I colored the image with my Stampin Write markers. All the layers are punched with my ticket corner punch (of course!) and the sentiment is stamped on Creamy Caramel card stock, punched out with my Key Tag Punch, and popped up on dimensionals. I added a piece of white grosgrain ribbon that I edged with my Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Marker - I really like this effect. Lastly, I added a build-a-brad and used a piece of coordinating Dp from the East Coast Prep Series. There you have it - Sassy girl, yep I am!! Have a fantastic day!

March 19, 2008


Hi all! Well, as promised, I am back to post my card for the day. Today's is for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge. I thought this one was going to be easy, but for some reason I really had a tough time with it. I was not thrilled with the end result, but here it is. I used a lot of SAB rub-ons which I love and the stamp set I used was Merci, an SAB freebie. Gosh, I hope everyone got what they wanted since SAB is over for the year *sniff* I love SAB!!! The base of the card is Whisper White card stock and the other pieces are Old Olive Designer Prints series and Mellow Moss card stock. I double stamped the butterfly to give a 3d effect and used the dp for this as well. I did add a couple of vintage brads and used my ticket corner punch on the edges. This is a very simple card without layers or anything so if you have any questions just ask. I am now off to run a bunch of errands and I hopefully will get to stamp some more tonight! Have a great day!


Good morning all!! Well, it is time to announce my winner and I am sooooo very glad it is one of my favorite and faithful bloggin' friends! Here is the number that chose:
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So, after sorting through the don't enter me, and the double posts, Debbie at Studio Bee Creations is my blog candy winner - whoohoo Debbie!!!!! Send me your snail mail address and I will get this right in the mail to you! As for everyone who played, thanks so much for sharing your favorite embellishments with me. My favorites are ribbon and brads/eyelets - especially jumbo ones!!! Check back later - I will have a yummy card to share!


Good morning and Happy St. Patty's day! I did not do a card for the occasion today though - I am kind of greened out to tell the truth!! So, I did the SBS9 challenge instead! I belong to this wonderful group of ladies and each month we take turns on posting a sketch challenge. So, here is my take on it - I loved this sketch! I decided to use my Fabulous Flowers set for this one because I totally love the images. The base of this card is Regal Rose card stock which is layered with Summer Picnic Dp - aren't those polka dots yummy?? Then, there is another layer which is Rose Red card stock and Regal Rose card stock. I used my ticket corner punch and then added stitching to all of them. I used a piece of Rose Red grosgrain ribbon and ran it down the side, then stamped my images with Rose Red Classic ink on Whisper White card stock, cut them all out, and mounted them on dimensionals. I added a Regal Rose brad to the smaller flowers, then used my white gel pen and added some dots to pull out the Dp in the background. On the big flower, I used my two-way glue pen on the white spaces, then added chunky glitter. I like the effect this left. I also added Rose Red brads to the outside corners, stamped the sentiment in black stazon on Regal Rose card stock, and mounted it on Rose Red card stock. All done! It was a fun card to make so I hope you like it! And now, on to the blog candy!!!! Ooh, do I have some goodies for you all!! There are two packs of stamps, beautiful butterfly embellishments, some yummy ribbon, pink leather flowers, chipboard hearts, and some wood tags. And, what do you need to do to win? Well, first you need to leave me a comment here saying you have linked me on your blog (if you have one), and then in the comment you need to tell me what your favorite type of embellishment is. if you don't have a blog, don't worry, you are still entered if you leave a comment. Please only one comment per person though. That's it!! Easy peasy!! I will leave this post on the top of my blog until Wednesday morning when I will use to decide who the lucky winner is!! Whoohoo! Now remember to scroll down for newer posts because I don't want you to miss out on anything *wink* Have a wonderful day!!

March 18, 2008


Good morning all! Today's post will be a quick one since I am on the way to the zoo with my SIL and our kids - it is Spring Break and we are going to do some fun things with them this week! This card was made for Jen's Saturday sketch challenge. I really liked this sketch and knew exactly what stamp set I wanted to use. Details are listed below! Don't forget to register for my blog candy! Have a fabulous day!!!

Paper - Old Olive card stock, Bashful Blue card stock, Whispwer White card stock, Western Sky Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets - Just Celebrate, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks - Brown Stazon, Stampin' Write Markers, Bashful Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories - Jumbo Pewter Eyelets, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Vintage Brads, Large and Small Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

March 16, 2008


Good morning all! It is a beautiful day here today - love days like this! Still kind of cool, but the sun is out and it is clear and crisp! Aaaahhhh, Spring is comin', I can feel it! So, today I want to share the card I made for Beate's weekend sketch challenge #39. I love that she posts these and I make every effort to do them every week! Here was my take for this week; I used the Just Celebrate stamp set from the Occasions mini - what a versatile set this is, I totally love it! I decided to make a square card because they are my favorite. I used Chocolate Chip card stock as my base (yummy!) then layered that with Bashful Blue card stock. I used a piece of the Western Sky Designer Series paper as well. All the papers used are punched with the corner ticket punch. For the little butterfly image, I layered the same card stock, then stamped the actual image on Whisper White card stock and colored it in using my Stampin' Write markers. I then stamped the butterfly again, cut it out, and using my two-way glue, added the new chunky glitter to the edges. Love the effect this gave! It is very 3d and sparkly IRL - even my husband was impressed! I did some faux stitching using my mat stack and paper piercer and added the vintage brads to the corners. The flower and half pearl is from the Pretties Kit - I inked the flower with my Chocolate Chip Classic ink pad and then adhered it with a mini glue dot. I also sponged the pearl with the same color ink. Then, added a piece of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and I was done! It is a simple card, but I really liked the way it turned out! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!